Whirly-Girls was formed in 1955 by Jean Ross Howard Phelan, who wanted to build a community where female helicopter pilots could share and grow. Today it has grown to include the largest source of scholarships for female helicopter pilots. Membership is open to any woman with a helicopter license. We are proud to have many whirly-girl students and alumni.
HFI was founded in 1983 as non-profit, publicly funded, tax exempt organization to systematically preserve the history of the helicopter and through public awareness programs, promote the vital role which the helicopter plays in society as well as assure continued development and perpetuation of the VTOL industry as a vital part of the global community. HFI offers scholarships which can help pay for helicopter flight training.
The Aero Club of New England, in an effort to assist pilots and promote professional aviation careers, has awarded scholarships since 1987 to men and woman totaling more than $220,000. The Aero Club is a great source for helicopter flight training scholarships.
Vermont Residents! The vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) is now offering Non-Degree Grants for helicopter flight training.VSAC can be reached by phone at 800-642-3177. We are excited to haves had three students in the past 2 years receive helicopter flight training grants from vsac. Please remember, you must live in Vermont!